Two Graham-Kapowsin High School students shot near school, deputies say


One suspect in the shooting of two high school students at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham is in custody, while two more suspects remain at large as police continue their search.

The sheriff's office said the victims have been taken to Tacoma General Hospital.

Police also shared an image of a green Chevy Impala that was believed to be a getaway vehicle.

The students, both male, were shot just outside of school grounds and ran back onto the campus, Sheriff Spokesman Ed Troyer said during an interview on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

The high school was put in a lockdown that lasted for almost four hours before it was lifted at 6:15 p.m. and school buses began taking students home. The conditions of the two students are still unknown.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported that two students.

Sheriff's Deputies believe the shooting could be gang-related. After deeming the campus secure, Pierce County released students several hours later.

"As you can imagine, there's a lot of parents, and they're all upset", Troyer said.

Graham-Kapowsin High School is located at 108th Ave E & Eustis Hunt Road E. The shots were reportedly fired on the Eustis Hunt Road side of the campus.

A spokesperson for Bethel school district said schools in the area were on lockdown.

The high school campus is alongside the campuses of Frontier Middle School and Nelson Elementary School.

Graham-Kapowsin High School had 1,855 students during the 2014-2015 school year.

Students at Graham Elementary School have been released to their buses with staff supervision, according to the district.

The school district also tweeted that their thoughts and prayers are with everyone who were involved in the shooting and added they were proud of how their students and staff reacted to the incident.